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How the Informal Economy Helps Drive Sustainable Development

How the Informal Economy Helps Drive Sustainable Development

Abuja, Nigeria: Growing up, my mother was a school teacher. Eventually, she went to work with the School Board. Amidst all this, she was a serial entrepreneur. At different times during my childhood, my mum ran a restaurant, call centre, grocery store, poultry and in the not too distant past, a cooking utensils supply business....

The Truth About E-Waste: What Really Happens to Electronic Waste After Westerners Dump it in Africa

The Truth About E-Waste: What Really Happens to Electronic Waste After Westerners Dump it in Africa

Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series of articles devoted to the subject of e-waste. We recommend you read the first article, “The Problem with E-Waste: How the Rich, Industrialised Nations Deal with E-Junk“. Abuja, Nigeria: In 2013, at the height of Blackberry craze, I got my Blackberry phone. It was a...

Made in Africa: The Stylish African Ethical Fashion Brands Making Waves in the Industry

Made in Africa: The Stylish African Ethical Fashion Brands Making Waves in the Industry

The Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) is a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and World Trade Organization, founded by Simone Cipriani. This programme is actively involved in and encourages the shift from conventional practices in the fashion industry to more ethical and morally responsible practices. The...

10 Innovative Apps By African Entrepreneurs Helping To Improve the Lives of People in Africa

10 Innovative Apps By African Entrepreneurs Helping To Improve the Lives of People in Africa

It is no longer news that Africa has grown to become a strong competitor in the tech world. Young, educated Africans are at the forefront of this growth and are developing various applications and solutions for the African and sometimes, global market. These startups are not all building mobile applications, so much as they are...

Making Poverty History

Making Poverty History

Abuja, Nigeria: Poverty is a familiar term. According to the World Bank, 60 percent of Nigerians are poor. So, when my editor asked my views on wealth distribution, poverty and how to end it; I thought of these statistics, the research that has been done and solutions that have been put forward by organizations such...

5 Reasons Why Africa Is An Ideal Market For Your Eco-Friendly Business

5 Reasons Why Africa Is An Ideal Market For Your Eco-Friendly Business

Abuja, Nigeria: In the last two decades, Africa has been hailed as the new market for enterprising businesses. It is the biggest emerging market in the world.  This development has been spurred by a number of economic and technological factors. With the growth in internet penetration and standards of living, Africa has been dubbed the next big...